Deviant since Mar 21, 2007 | Core Member until Dec 10, 2017
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Favorite visual artistdigitalblasphemy.com, kirkpatrickpsalm.deviantart.com, thenextyoshitaka.deviantart.com, ekukanova.deviantart.com, alexgrey.comFavorite moviesLord of the Rings, Star WarsFavorite writersTolkien, Rumi, Adyashanti, J Campbell, T McKenna, Ken Wilber, Carl SaganTools of the TradeLove, Meditation, martial arts, pencils, paint, photoshop (recently)Other Interestsguitar
Making art is about expressing the truth experienced directly in the heart. I like to show what is in my heart. It is where I find God, and power, and solace. I am grateful for the opportunity to express these things.
I feel that many artists are fundamentally unconcerned with expressing anything sincere from their heart. Rather, they seek to derive value and recognition for their art through cultivating technical prowess. This creates art that is fundamentally weak and without spiritual value, however much relative cultural value may be attributed to it.
Real artistic value is expressed through sincere willingness to be present in one's heart. This is where qualities like innocence, courage, wisdom, and power actually come through. When we concern ourselves with creating art from this space, we are freer to perceive the artwork of others, and experience the true value of art from an objective and meaningful place.
Technical skills have the relative value of giving us a foundation to articulate our vision. They give us a basic language through which to speak. Yet to value technique in and of itself is empty of spiritual power, and valuing technique above sincere expression makes our spirit and our art arrogant and hypocritical. When we value sincere expression above technique, we discover ourselves and the immensity of spirit that is our source and nourishment.
I believe that our personal and artistic evolution derives from the willingness to be sincere in our hearts and expression. The keys to this expression are meditation and courage. Meditation is the practice of being present in the uncertainties of our heart in order to yield clarity and insight. Courage is the act of claiming our voice and expressing it with the conviction that it is good and true, even when we make mistakes. Using these keys, we make art that nourishes and transforms us. This is the objective value of art with heart.